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David Jerome Scott, 31

David Jerome Scott, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed Wednesday, May 21, in the 1100 block of East Bennett Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Deputies responded to a call of a gunshot victim about 10:30 p.m. and found Scott and a 44-year-old man in the front yard of a home with gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Witnesses told deputies that a light-colored sedan drove by and a person inside shot at the men.

Scott was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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